By J. Jala | 02:52 PM October 12, 2020
Maxelende Bag-ao- Ganade was recognized by the provincial government of Bohol in this undated photo.

Maxelende Bag-ao- Ganade, the artist-lyricist of the Bol-anon lyrics of Bohol Hymn, died Sunday afternoon. She was 82.

Her friends and relatives confirmed her death.

On a Facebook post, theater guru and cultural icon Lutgardo Labad described Ganade “a magnificent music teacher who mentored hundreds of Boholano piano students.”

“A magnificent music teacher who mentored hundreds of Boholano piano students..” – Lutgardo Labad, theater guru and cultural icon

Ganade translated the original English lyrics of Bohol Hymn into Binisaya (Awit sa Bohol). The Bohol Hymn is the official anthem of Bohol which was composed by Justino Romea.

A product of Holy Spirit School-Tagbilaran, she took Bachelor of Music from the College of the Holy Spirit in Manila. She was also an orchestral soloist.

Ganade also composed the Carmen hymn and other hymns in school and special affairs.

Maxelende Bag-ao- Ganade. Photo: Ganade Facebook

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